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Thank you to Jack Sillaman '74 for participating in this Q&A. He shares why he joined Phi Sig, how it made an impact on his life, and why he's counting his blessings.


Thank you to Jack Sillaman '74 for participating in this Q&A.

Why did you join Phi Sig over other fraternities?
Purely fate.

What song(s) best defines your college experience?
Anything by Chicago; those were our party songs.

How did Phi Sig help make you into the man you are today?
Exposure to a variety of personalities and learning to live & get a long with the same.

What is your most memorable moment about being an undergrad member of Kappa?
There are too many to count.

Tell us about a brother who was a role model to you.
Ralph Kordiak.....Enough said.

What's the best advice you've ever received, and from whom?
"Count your blessings." -Grandma

What's your greatest personal challenge to date and how did you overcome it?
Raising three kids & being married for 38 years to the same woman. I didn't overcome it; I've lived through it.

What role does leadership play in a man's life?
I'll have to ask my wife, the leader.

If you were walking onto the Penn State campus as a young freshman, what advice would you give to the younger you?
Change your major to education (teach history); 30 years and out ! I'd be retired with a pension!